This morning Robbie, Gigi and I paid a visit to our local public library!
It has been totally renovated since I was Robbie's age.
A statue of Mark Twain sits on a bench in front of the Library.Every summer of my childhood, my mother took me to the summer reading program. We would read a book or two each week, give an oral book report along with a picture we drew; and I would receive a gift. It is thrilling to take my own child back to my old library.
Many are in excellent condition.
Robbie kept forgetting to whisper, but the very nice lady who worked there, told him it was okay to talk in the book store. She was so sweet to us.
We found several books and an Elmo CD for Robbie. Gi Gi said we had to take them home and sanitize them first.
If you look below to the far right, you will see some beautiful oak trees. Gi Gi said she used to climb them when she was a little girl, and my grandparents used to picnic under them when they were dating.
Gi Gi wanted to get a picture of Robbie sitting on one of the tree's branches, but there was a sign that said; "If you are not a squirrel, do not climb the trees" Gi Gi told Robbie that she is going to design a squirrel outfit for him, and that she will take him back another day for a picture on the Oak tree!
The library has computers everywhere and beautiful, quiet reading rooms, banquet and conference rooms; all state of the arts and yet, Mission style decor.
After our busy day, we had lunch at a charming little restaurant in a neighboring city. At one time, this was the only place to eat.
It was too warm for us to dine outside. The food is so good, that many people stayed outside because the inside had full capacity.
We had club sandwiches, fruit and fries!